Randa Natour of Hollywood, Florida was arrested Monday after she was accused of assaulting her daughter-in-law, Georgetta Al-Billeh, news sources report. Natour, 61, was booked into the Broward County Main Jail on charges of domestic violence. A judge ordered that she be held in lieu of $3,500 bail bond. The press did not specify a criminal defense lawyer for Natour.
According to reports, Al-Billeh married Natour’ son three years ago. Al-Billeh and Natour’s son do not yet have children. This has reportedly caused tension in the family, eventually resulting in the alleged assault.
At around 4:00 Monday afternoon, an officer responded to a domestic call at a third-floor apartment in the 300 block of South Luna Court, reports say. The door to the apartment was cracked open, and a police officer could reportedly hear screams emanating from the residence. The officer could allegedly see Al-Billeh crying inside the apartment as Natour unsuccessfully tried to keep the officer out.
The officer later learned that Natour had assaulted Al-Billeh, reports say. During a confrontation about the childless marriage, Natour allegedly hit Al-Billeh in the face, pulled her hair, and shook her while threatening to send Al-Billeh back to her native Jordan, sources say. It is unclear whether Al-Billeh’s husband was home at the time of the alleged assault.
Domestic violence happens on a daily basis throughout South Florida communities. Earlier this month, Juan Javier Lovine and Isabel Rego of St. Cloud were apprehended after Lovine allegedly stabbed his daughter with a sword and Rego interfered with his arrest, sources report. Lovine, 44, was taken into custody on charges of domestic violence, attempted murder, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, while Rego, 74, was charged with interfering with a law-enforcement officer without violence. It was unclear at press time whether the defendants qualified for bail or hired legal representation.